Mazda’s motorsport-inspired concepts at SEMA

Mazda shows motorsport-inspired concepts at SEMA

Four new concept cars from Mazda shown at Las Vegas show

Mazda has shown four concepts, based around its motorsport activities, at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

The four concept cars, two based around the new Mazda 3 and two on the Mazda 6 saloon, have been styled to show a more aggressive stance and a more abrasive design language.

Two Club Sport concepts start off the lineup, with both Mazda 3 and 6 models getting bespoke paintwork and subtle bodywork changes.

The Club Sport 6 concept is fitted with a 2.2-litre SkyActiv diesel engine, with a power output of 173bhp and 310lb ft of torque. That same engine has already seen use in motorsport in the US.

The exterior of the concept has a custom-designed aerodynamic bodywork kit which features front, side and rear diffusers alongside a rear spoiler. The concept sits on bespoke tyres and 20-inch wheels. Mazda has also upgraded the suspension system with performance pars, as well as adding racing brakes and a new racing exhaust system.

Meanwhile, the Club Sport 3 Concept features many of the same enhancements as the 6 but gets more robust design features. The exterior is finished in bespoke paintwork with club sport graphics, with metallic exterior trim in places. A new aerodynamic body kit has been added, which will be available worldwide for all new Mazda 3 models in 2014.

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